updated 08:10 am EDT, Thu August 6, 2009
Logitech G500 and G330
Logitech on Thursday addressed its gamer audience with both a high-speed mouse and a headset. Replacing the long-serving G5, the G500 has a significantly faster laser and now tracks at up to 5,700DPI. On Windows PCs, drivers let users change the sensitivity on the spot in 100-unit increments to as little as 200DPI for slow but precise movements. It can further aid players by saving game input settings in memory and using removable weights to add as much as 27g of mass for those that like a heavier feel.
The G500 should work on at least a core level with all USB-supporting computers and will arrive in September for $70.
Both Macs and Windows PCs fully support the G330 headset. It's claimed to be ready for longer game sessions as the first headset to use a behind-the-head band instead of on top, reducing the amount of pressure. A silicone lining also keeps any contact points soft. The microphone itself has active noise canceling and swivels out of the way when it's not needed.
The design is notebook-friendly and connects either through typical 3.5mm input and output jacks or a single USB port depending on preference. Logitech ships the G330 first and will have it in shops later this month for $50.